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That's a bit open ended. Winter vs. Summer alone, let alone the area I hike in can range drastically in gear.

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Both winter and summer time
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Winter - temps down to 0 - Any conditions, off-trail:

Golite Shangri-La 5 man (fly only, center pole, includes silnylon "single" floor)
Depending on weather conditions, I will bring my OR Advanced bivy in place of the silnylon floor
Z-Rest full length
Thermarest Prolite Plus 3/4
Golite Featherlite +40 zipperless, hoodless
Whitebox Alcohol stove
Evernew Titanium pot
Two small water bottles of Denatured alcohol
Titanium long handled spoon
REI Double Wall travel mug with lid
2 inch blade knife
Princeton Tec Quad Headlamp
Down jacket with hood
Wind block fleece pants (hope to be replaced with Cabela down pants)
light weight Poly bottoms (hiking)
light weight poly top (hiking)
mid weight fleece bottoms (at camp)
mid weight Smart Wool top (at camp)
OR Gorilla Balaclava
OR Advanced Modular gloves
REI Fleece liners (backup and for warmer conditions)
REI Candle Lantern
OR Crock Gaiters
Columbia Titanium boots
Leki Titanium Trekking poles (Snow baskets)
Smart Wool Expedition socks (three pair total - one worn, two spare)
Sierra Designs Down booties (modified with silicone bottom for use around camp)
First aid kit
Food
MSR Denali snowshoes
BD Collapsible Snow shovel
Two maps, three compasses, one GPS, one radio
Extra batteries for headlamp
Goggles
Rain shell
100 Oz Camelbak bladder (insulated)
beer...
Whiskey...

Summer Temps down to 20 - Rain, light snow, winds, off-trail:

Hennessy Hammock
3/4 Thermarest Prolite Plus
Golite Featherlite +40
Poly short sleeve top
Basketball shorts
lightweight poly bottoms (camp)
Rainshell
bug spray
Whitebox stove and alcohol
pot, cup, spoon
down jacket
Danner boots
Sierra Designs down booties
Smart Wool mid weight socks (three pair)
OR Low gaiters
leather gloves
Leki Titanium Trekking poles (Summer baskets)
first aid kit
headlamp (Tika)
Under Armour Summer (one pair worn)
GPS, Compass, maps
food
Camelbak bladder 70 Oz uninsulated
beer...

I don't know if I qualify as "Ultra-light" but considering the conditions I hike in, it is the bare minimum that I feel completely protected with.

Winter weight with food sits around 32 lbs loaded.
Summer weight ranges depending on food/length but about 20  - 24 lbs.


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What? No beer for summer?

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I read my list and then realized I forgot to add it. It's been corrected.

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I forgot to add it.

THAT could have been a tragedy.

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I forgot to add it.

THAT could have been a tragedy.

I think I've only gone two trips without beer. Both were on purpose. It will NOT happen again. Some things, aren't worth shaving weight.

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I forgot to add it.

THAT could have been a tragedy.

I think I've only gone two trips without beer. Both were on purpose. It will NOT happen again. Some things, aren't worth shaving weight.

As a favor for a friend, on a special occasion, I once hiked 12 miles in and sunk some beer in a cold mountain stream.  I only sampled one and hiked out the next day.
I also left a bear vault full of goodies for their dinner.
They're still married.......................


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Roux, canned butter, a heavy enough/  hot enough stove to actually cook the roux, etc. to make gravy.

I love the smell of new trolls in the morning !


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THAT could have been a tragedy.

I think I've only gone two trips without beer. Both were on purpose. It will NOT happen again. Some things, aren't worth shaving weight.

As a favor for a friend, on a special occasion, I once hiked 12 miles in and sunk some beer in a cold mountain stream.  I only sampled one and hiked out the next day.
I also left a bear vault full of goodies for their dinner.
They're still married.......................

That's totally cool - definitely a sign of true friendship.

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What's in my pack? The short answer is whatever I might need plus whatever I might want.  I adjust my speed and distance to accommodate my needs and desires rather than the other way around.

Not that there is anything wrong with adjusting your pack contents to accommodate your speed and distance.  It's just a different approach.  Equally as valid. But different.
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headphones, umbrella, coffee mug, book. this is for my half mile trek from the bus station to work.
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Which bear canister would be the best to fill with beer before a multi-day trip?

Like a mini-keg--a beer canister.


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Everything I need and nothing I don't. Give me 20 minutes and I'll post a pic of what I made.  :;):

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I love the smell of new trolls in the morning !

Smells like... victory.

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This is a pic of me with my minimum pack.

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I'm of a mind to think that this question is tantamount to asking, "What do you like?"

Please, don't ask Tigger that question. If his post in this discussion is any indication, he could choke the server.


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For the Rockies in dry summer months, should just be a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, food, stove/pot combo, insulation, and the 10 essentials.  I put a tarp tent with stakes outside the main pack.

We aren't assaulting K2 or satellite linking to Everest base camp here.


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Summer: Food, clothing, shelter, accessories.

Winter: Food, clothing, shelter, accessories.


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Why the Wild Ideas Beer-acade of course...

(That is actually after the hike, but still in Hetch Hetchy.)


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Why the Wild Ideas Beer-acade of course...

(That is actually after the hike, but still in Hetch Hetchy.)

I mean which bear canister has enough of a leakproof seal so we could just fill it from the tap, seal it up, and go? Without the bottles or cans.

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Which size is that?
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I mean which bear canister has enough of a leakproof seal so we could just fill it from the tap, seal it up, and go? Without the bottles or cans.

Seriously--we're thinking of carrying our beer this way. Which canister would be best?

Of all the things to lose on the trail, this would be a calamity.

Who would want drunk bears in camp?


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Which bear canister would be the best to fill with beer before a multi-day trip?

Why the Wild Ideas Beer-acade of course...

(That is actually after the hike, but still in Hetch Hetchy.)

That's not beer, it's Budweiser.

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I think a thin silicon seal around the top of the threads would keep the beer in a Bear Vault.  I submerged mine in my hot tub, to see how water proof it was.  A few drops of water got past the threads, but not enough to bother anything in a ziplock.  And that might be your best solution, put the beer in a 2 gallon ziplock, after the bag was inside the BV.  Seal the bag, and put the lid on. By the way, a BV-500 holds 11 L.  Not quite 3 gallons.  

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I think a thin silicon seal around the top of the threads would keep the beer in a Bear Vault. By the way, a BV-500 holds 11 L.  Not quite 3 gallons.  

That might not be enough for three adults accompanying five teenagers  on a 4-day/3-night trip. Maybe two BV-500s just to be safe. :O


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Which size is that?

That one is the Scout, BL. I had three days food in it for that trip.

I have the Weekender too.


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I can think of nothing more refreshing than opening a bear vault filled with beer that has been let out of its primary container and allowed to slosh around all day....flat and warm yumbo!

Keep the cans


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